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Broke Dipstick Tube-Now oil all over

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So i posted the over day saying id had the thermostat changed and this resulted in the dipstick being broke, i know its common but the mechanic said "the dipstick tube broke during the swap but when i serviced it i forgot to tell you it was already broke" that was it, didn't give it much thought, fast forward today. I went had alook for myself how bad it was, its completly snapped off at the base and having a closer look the entire surrounding area is covered in oil, some new but some quite old and built up, couldnt believe the f***ing things been leaking but what pissed me off most is he didnt tell me when he serviced it. Ok rant over haha
     
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  3. Ian W

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    Find a new mechanic, sounds like a proper cowboy
     
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Thats the thing though he isnt, hes probly the best mechanic ive used and he doesnt over charge or give the usual bulls**t most do, i think thats whats p***ed me off most
     
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    Get your self to lidls, buy some engine cleaner at £1.29, fit new tube, clean engine, rinse off with watering can or light hose. Job done mate
     
  6. 1animal1

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    easy enough to fit mate, long nose pliers to get the old base off etc...plenty of threads on it

    id be annoyed too..... if you dont have any luck with the engine cleaner i can highly recommend Bilton hamber suffix... water based degreaser, absolutely top stuff, you'll have to mail order though
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    or yeah not bovered about replacing it its just the fact of whats happened thats all, new dipstick tube tomoz and then the clean up haha
     

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